The Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure is the latest 50/50 on-road off-road tyre from Goodyear. Available in 27 sizes between 15-19", the new All-Terrain has been designed to fit vehicles such as the Land Rover Defender, Jeep Wrangler, Mercedes G-Class, Toyota Hilux, Toyota Land Cruiser and Volkswagen Amarok.
With the SUV market rapidly expanding in Europe, and owners starting to use their vehicles both on-road and off-road, Goodyear set out to develop a tyre which which be perfectly suitable to on road driving, but durable and grippy enough to go off-road without issue. This meant the engineers at Goodyear needed to blend best in class wet grip and low road noise with the ability to withstand the extreme nature of off-roading.
The new Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure is built with a super strong kevlar fiber overlay to reinforce the tread and Goodyear's Durawall sidewall technology to resist against punctures when traversing sharp and rocky terrain. The open shoulder blocks and chunky tread pattern give the tyre thousands of biting edges, allowing it to cut through wet and mud with ease, and the self cleaning tread pattern ensures performance doesn't degrade as the tread pattern fills.
The other area Goodyear concentrated on is mileage, optimising the tread design for an even pressure distribution across the footprint of the tyre. When tested by DEKRA against rival tyres from Bridgestone, Dunlop and General, the new Goodyear tyre provided 37% better mileage than the average of the three competitors, which is an incredible achievement.
To test the new Goodyear All-Terrain Adventure, and other tyres in the Goodyear off-road range, Goodyear invited Tyre Reviews out to the Land Rover Experience in Dusseldorf, Germany.
During the test we use the new Range Rover Sport with the road-bias Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV fitted, the new Land Rover Discovery 5 with the Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac fitted, and the new Land Rover Discovery Sport fitted with the new Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure.
All three tyres impressed in different ways. The Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV, which is designed for high speed on-road use, took some serious high speed abuse on a heavy vehicle across sharp rocks and stones with never a hint of puncture or lack of control. The primarily off-road bias Wrangler Duratrac enabled the Discovery to climb wet rock inclines you'd be lucky to walk up, and wade through deep mud like it was nothing.
The really impressive action came from the new All Terrain Adventure. With the tyre being a 50/50 road to off-road split of performance, it would be easy to assume the tyre would be compromised in some way. For the limited on-road / trail driving we had, the tyre behaved exactly as you'd expect a normal tyre to perform, with direct steering, good comfort levels and low noise.
With such good road manners, offroad performance must be in some way reduced, but it wasn't apparent in our testing. The Discovery Sports seemed to be able to go anywhere, whether it was a wet, muddy 90% incline, 35% tip gradient, rocky offroading or just general high speed green laning, the tyre took it with ease.
In a well timed confirmation of our own driving experience, the June edited of South African magazine DriveOut tested the new Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure against 6 of its main rivals, crowning the All-Terrain Adventure the best tyre on test, scoring 97.46% overall (full test to be published on Tyre Reviews soon.)
If you own a medium SUV or 4x4 and you want a tyre which can go both on-road AND off-road, without compromising either performance, the new Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure is the tyre you should be looking at.